If your manuscript is accepted to JCSS by 15th June you will be invited to present at COMPASS2023 in August. The suggested deadline of 15 Feb was given as a guideline, with room for one round of revise and resubmit, so it isn’t a hard deadline – but it was something to aim for if you have a goal of presenting in August. Whether papers submitted after 15 Feb will be reviewed and accepted in time for the conference is dependent on journal turnaround time. Please note that even if you miss the date and the paper is accepted after 15 June – the manuscripts are published by the journal rather than the conference so publication will take place in 2023 even if you are only invited to present in 2024.
For late submissions please consider submitting a short paper, poster, demo, workshop or panel to the conference directly. Submissions for these tracks will open in March for a deadline of 1 May.